Christmas comes but once a year . . . unless your name is Holly Evans. She’ll be experiencing Christmas four times over. In the course of one year, Holly will see the festive season in all its guises, from the sizzling to the stressful to the hopelessly romantic. After a rollercoaster couple of years and a three-month holiday in South Africa, Holly is on her way back to London. She has a firm plan for her life – career, money, home, romance – it’s all worked out. Except it looks like nobody let the universe know that. Almost as soon as she touches down in England, Holly’s plans begin to go awry. With no flat, no job and dwindling finances, Holly will need to be brave and resourceful in order to build herself a new life. And what about handsome doctor Fraser John? Where does he fit into her plans? And does he really want to catch Holly under the mistletoe?
One of my favourite books that I have read this year is Wonder Women by Rosie Fiore. One thing I did find was the ending was left open and I had so many questions about what happened next for our three leading ladies, so when I saw that Rosie Fiore had released a sequel in the form of a Christmas novella I felt as though Christmas had come early!
The storyline focuses mainly on Holly which is great as out of the three characters it was Holly’s story that was really left hanging. We do get to see how both Mel and Jo are doing though. Holly needs to make a choice is she going to spend her life in South Africa or come back to London?
Unlike a lot of novellas this really didn’t feel rushed and you do feel as though you are getting a good amount of content for the price. I really enjoyed this novella, it was a perfect treat to let us catch up with the lovable characters and I do now feel that everything has been tied up nicely.
In my opinion I think you need to have read Wonder Women first to truly appreciate Holly at Christmas. I am pleasantly surprised how much the author has managed to pack into this novella.
This is a fabulous fast pace novella full of romance, friendships, day to day challenges and a touch of festive cheer.